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Hi I'm James

I’m a Husband. I’m a Dad. I love my family. I love to cook new things. I’m a programmer. And I’m a Mormon

About Me

I grew up on a farm in Southern Alberta Canada. After serving a great mission for the Church in Washington DC I found may perfect bride in college and we have 5 great kids.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church several years before I was born. They taught me the gospel and gave me a good example. I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is our Saviors true church. I can’t tell you exactly when I came to know that, it is a culmination of my experiences in the Church as well as my interest in what other churches teach and offer. Now that I have some good and difficult times behind me I recognize even more the great blessing I have been given because of the Church and the Gospel we live and teach.

How I live my faith

I love to see my kids learning about Jesus Christ and His gospel. I take every opportunity the church provides to keep us involved and learning. I want them to have the same benefits from the church as I have in my life. I have been blessed with many opportunities to organize various services and activities in the church. That has helped me to become a better person as well as given me some satisfaction that I have been able to help others become better as well. I love to watch the older members of the church that have developed so much joy and happiness in there lives. I look forward to my future and the promised blessings and joy that the Savior promises to me as I follow His example and teachings.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

James
Read the Book of Mormon with the intent to know if it is true. My Dad tells the story about when he wanted to prove that the Church wasn’t true. He wanted to convince my Mom that is wasn’t true. He read the Book of Mormon in order to find fault. He didn’t find any fault. He then read the book in order to find out if it is true. As he read it the Spirit taught him that the Book of Mormon is true. After that he started attending church and quickly knew it was the true church of Jesus Christ. I have read the Book of Mormon several times. Each time I know more and more that it is given to us from Jesus Christ to help us live his gospel and come unto Him. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

James
For me it takes practice to increase my Faith in Jesus Christ. I know that if I live the way the Jesus has asked me to live I will be happier and have more opportunities to do good with my life. I try to pay close attention to what I read in the scriptures and what the Prophets are teaching so I know what I should be doing better. There are still many things that I can do better but I know that if I keep working to live like I know I should, my Saviors Atonement will pull me along. Life is so much better when I am focused on following the example of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less